Mandar, Harshwardhan top score as Eagles, Bisons set up final clash

SPORTS REPORTER
Monday, 29 April 2019

Eagles shot out Dragons 54-33 thanks to scoring from Mandar Thorat, who made 18 points. Kiran Modak (14), Ankush Malhotra (8) were the other scorers who chipped in regularly.

PUNE: Mandar Thorat and Harshwardhan Patil top scored for the respective teams as Eagles and Bisons made it to the final of the 7th Deccan Gymkhana Masters Basketball League being played at the gymkhana courts on Saturday.

Eagles shot out Dragons 54-33 thanks to scoring from Mandar Thorat, who made 18 points. Kiran Modak (14), Ankush Malhotra (8) were the other scorers who chipped in regularly.

For Dragons, Amzad Khan (12) and Sameer Ranade (8) scored but their efforts were nullified by constantly scoring Eagles, who led 25-19 at halftime before they raced to open up a huge lead.

In the second semifinal, Bisons bulldozed past Jaguars 41-37 with Harshwardhan Patil scoring 13 points.

RESULTS:
Semifinals:
Eagles 54 (Mandar Thorat 18, Kiran Modak 14, Ankush Malhotra 8, Rohan Haval 6, Rajesh Shah 4, Reshma Borawke 4) beat Dragons 33 (Amzad Khan 12, Sameer Ranade 8, Abhijit Sahasrabudhe 6, Rupali Wadekar 4, Amit Prabhu 3)
HT: 25-19
Player-of-the-match (Male): Ankush Malhotra
Player-of-the-match (Female): Rupali Wadekar
Bisons 41 (Harshawardhan Patil 13, Sajida Bagwan 8, Prasad Yerawdekar 6, Anand Kulkarni 6, Pranav Apte 5, Madhuri Bhagwat 3) beat Jaguars 37 (Shardul Date 14, Shantanu Pawar 13, Gopika Kachare 5, Niranjan Dixit 5)
HT: 14-17
Player-of-the-match (Male): Harshawardhan Patil
Player-of-the-match (Female): Sneha Gokhale

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